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Our Historical Photography Project asks what is the Silver War badge?

The sterling silver badge was intended to be worn only on civilian clothes (‘civvies') and never on a uniform and was initially awarded as a sign of gratitude from the monarch and taken from his supply of ‘King’s Silver‘. It bore the inscription “For…

Date
01 February 2017 13:00
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Both blind veterans. Both enlisted in the Royal Lancaster Regiment. Both supported for life.

100 years ago Hubert Hargreaves was blinded at the Battle of the Somme. Hubert had previously worked as a miner but losing his sight meant he was left unemployed. Luckily we were there to help and invited Hubert to our then Regent’s Park Hostel where…

Date
03 November 2016
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